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Emergency Water and fire Clean up

6/12/2024 (Permalink)

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Emergency Water and fire Clean up

Water damage can strike at any time to your home or business. Our SERVPRO® team is always ready 24/7 for your call with water extraction services as we understand time is of the essence.

Recently, SERVPRO was called to assist a local school with water extraction from a leak cause by a small kitchen fire, Our emergency professionals were ready to respond and take immediate action, extracting and assessing the fire and water damage to the business.

Our team helped navigate the insurance claim process and coordinated the necessary paperwork for a quicker and easier experience. Immediate Fire and water cleanup services can indeed  allow a business to reopen sooner than expected.

Here are some Key Benefits and steps to consider:

BENEFITS.

1. Minimizes Damage:

Rapid response helps contain and minimized further damage, reducing repair cost and downtime.

2. Prevents Mold Growth:

Quick water cleanup prevents mold which can take root within 24-48 hours, leading to health hazards and further complications.

3. Restores Operations:

Speedy clean up allows businesses to resume operations quickly, minimizing revenue loss and disruption.

4. Improves Safety:

Ensures a safe environment for employees and customers, avoiding potential liability issues.

Steps to Effective Immediate Cleanup:

1. Assessment and Planning:

Conduct a thorough assessment to understand the extent of damage and create a detailed cleanup plan.

2. Water Removal:

use pumps, vacuums, water extraction tools to remove standing water. Dehumidifiers and high efficient air mover to help dry the area quickly following IICRC protocol.

3. Debris Removal:

Remove damage materials and debris. Dispose of unsalvageable items properly. (Informed customer/insurance carrier when disposing of contents)

4. Cleaning and Sanitizing:

Clean and disinfect all affected areas to prevent health hazards and removed odors.

5. Restoration and Repairs:

Begin repairs to restore the property to its pre-damage condition.

Professional Help: 

Hiring a professional company can expedite the process. SERVPRO of Hammond has the equipment, IICRC train technicians and the resources to handle cleanup and restoration efficiently and effectively.

Taking these steps ensures that the Business can reopen safely and swiftly minimizing downtime and long term impact.

SERVPRO of Hammond always Ready to Make it "Like it never even happened"

(985) 542-7388

24/7 Emergency Services

Smoke-Cleanup and Deodorization

6/10/2024 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Hammond, proudly serving Tangipahoa since 2011, specializes in odor cleanup using IICRC protocols and advance deodorization standards, we are committed to restoring your home or business to a fresh, clean state..

Our trained technicians follow industry best practices to effectively remove cigarette odors and stains, animal odors and musty smells caused by closed-up spaces in your home or business.

Utilizing advance equipment and techniques, we ensure a thorough cleanup and deodorization process, restoring your home or business to pre-damage condition.

since each smoke and fire damage is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailor for the specific solution

If you have any questions or need our services, Our friendly staff will ask a few questions in relation to the loss and set up an appointment with a trained professional. please call us at (985)5427388.

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Yearly Community Event- Crawfish CookOff Benefit

6/7/2024 (Permalink)

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The  Ridgel Crawfish CookOff is a charitable nonprofit organization establish in 2015. The mission of this organization is to aid individuals and their families impacted by catastrophic injuries or illnesses. The Benefit typically takes place during the summer at the TickFaw festival Fairgrounds, 

Each year Community Businesses gather to compete and showcase their services and best crawfish boiling techniques.

SERVPRO of Hammond Proudly displays our fire and water remediation equipment ranging from our high efficient air movers, Dehumidifiers and air scrubbers etc. Our trained team is always ready to answer any questions and demonstrate its functions.

Every year a team is chosen to take home the Grand prize and the best decorated Booth Trophy and the Bragging rights.

SERVPRO of Hammond has participated since 2016 and consistently excelled, securing third place and the best-decorated booth award for three consecutive years.

The crew and owners at SERVPRO of Hammond are proud participants of an event that brings families and business from Tangipahoa parish and its surrounding communities, fostering a sense of unity and support.

Understanding Fire/Smoke Damage

6/7/2024 (Permalink)

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Smoke and soot facts:

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Hammond will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. 

At SERVPRO of Hammond we have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (985) 542-7388

A Salute to First Responders

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” This famous Mr. Rogers quote comes to mind when we celebrate first responders: those who arrive first on the scene of any disaster or emergency.

In the event of a disaster or emergency, there are many different agencies and people in your community who are ready to respond. Whether it’s a house fire or a hurricane, we are thankful every day for these first responders.

Firefighters, EMTs, and Police

Local fire and police departments, as well as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), are often first on the scene of an emergency. In the U.S., there are more than 29,700 fire departments with 1,160,450 total firefighters, according to the National Fire Protection Association’s 2015 U.S. Fire Department Profile.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are almost 245,000 EMTs and paramedics in the U.S. In the U.S. there are about 18,000 federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies, employing more than 750,000 fulltime sworn officers, according to the Uniformed Crime Reporting Program collected by the FBI.

Military

When events such as natural disasters strike, different branches of the military are often the first line of response. The Army National Guard and Air National Guard, with over 342,000 soldiers, respond domestically when deployed by their state Governor, often during states of emergency from weather-related events. They can also be called upon during terrorist attacks or civil unrest, or called overseas by the President of the United States.

Active duty soldiers can also be called upon for certain domestic events as well.

FEMA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

As a part of FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), these volunteers are trained to be prepared for any disasters that may affect your local area in an effort to support professional responders. CERT volunteers are trained in “basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations,” according to FEMA.

With more than 2,700 CERT programs, over 600,000 individuals have been trained nationwide. Teams are managed locally but supported nationally by FEMA.

SERVPRO® of Hammond recognizes these and the countless other first responders in our communities for keeping our communities safe.

National Presence

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

With over 1,700 franchises in the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO® truly does stretch from sea to shining sea. Out of those franchises, over 400 are large loss response teams – these teams are able to handle $100,000 or more in damage, so you can rest assured that your building is in good hands. Our Large Loss Response teams have extra equipment, staff members, and training that allow them to mobilize all over the United States whenever disaster strikes. These team work together during hurricanes, tornadoes, polar vortexes, floods, and much more to ensure that everything looks “Like it never even happened.”

Additionally, there are more than 10 Extreme Response Teams within SERVPRO® who are ready to head out at a moment’s notice. These teams are often made up of multiple Large Loss Response Teams, and they are the highest tier of disaster response at SERVPRO®. These elite teams can handle losses of $500,000 or more and are strategically placed around America so that they can act quickly when they are called into action.

With so many SERVPRO® franchises, Large Loss Response Teams, and Extreme Response Teams around America, it is easy to see why we are a leader in the restoration industry. No matter where you are in the U.S., we will be there in a flash to help get your life back to normal. Simply give our office a call at 985-542-7388, and a team will be dispatched to your location! 

Understanding the Fire Restoration Process

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

The fire restoration process should be started as quickly as possible following a fire damage. The longer you wait to contact a certified restoration company, the more likely it is for damage from water and smoke to intensify. It’s bad enough there was a fire, but the water and chemicals used to extinguish it can cause secondary damage.  The remnants will continue to do damage long after the flames are extinguished.   

The average person will attempt conventional cleaning methods like renting a steam cleaner and using common cleaning agents available at the store.  Unfortunately, this will barely make an impact on the problem and could cause bigger issues.  Chemical agents could react with the residue and cause permanent damage, and in some cases, they may cause toxic fumes. Fire damage cleanup is one of the most difficult jobs out there, and it should be left to a professional for the best results. 

Let SERVPRO of Hammond be your certified professional when facing your own fire damage. We will walk you through the process step by step to ensure that your home is properly restored. Our team of professionals is available 24/7 to help you put your life back together and restore your normal as much as possible.

Call us today at 985-542-7388.

Sources of Outside Water Damage

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

There are many ways that water can infiltrate your home, often when you least expect it. It will destroy everything in its path and take over your entire world. In addition to increased stress levels, unexpected water damage can cause displacement for you and your family. Only a certified and insured restoration company should be trusted to mitigate the damage to your home. SERVPRO of Hammond is your local resource to get your home back in working order.

Water damage can occur from both interior and exterior sources. Below are some ways you can help prevent water damage inside your home that comes from outside sources.

Roof

  • Ensure that shingles, flashings or tiles on your roof aren’t missing, broken, cracked, curled or damaged in other ways.
  • Cut tree limbs that hang above your roof so they don’t cling to shingles and trap moisture.
  • Make sure the vents, flues, chimneys, air conditioners, and evaporative coolers are properly installed and in good shape.
  • Check for leaks around rooftop air-conditioning units, vents for exhaust or plumbing, or other specialized equipment.

Gutters and Downspouts

  • Clear gutters and downspouts from leaves, twigs, and other debris. Also, check that they are in good condition so that water can flow freely. You can do this by installing metal screens to help prevent clogging.
  • Ensure downspouts direct water at least five feet away from your home’s foundation. This helps direct water away from the foundation. Downspout extensions can be added if needed.

Doors and Windows

  • Install window well covers to help prevent water and debris from getting trapped and causing water to eventually seep into your basement.
  • Check for leaks near the corners of your doors and windows. Signs of leaks include peeling paint, paint discoloration or swollen frames.
  • Installing overhangs or awnings above exterior doors and windows protects them from the sun, rain, and snow.
  • Check for a tight fit on closed doors and windows. Any cracks between the sash and frame Close your doors and windows to check for a tight fit. Repair or replace damaged flashing or weather-stripping.

Walls

  • Check for and repair cracked or broken siding boards, bricks, stone or another masonry, and structural sheathing.
  • Remove any shrubs and other landscaping features from along the walls, and avoid directing water towards the house when irrigating the garden and plants to prevent excessive water near the foundation.
  • Seal any openings from wiring, plumbing, phone, cable, and heating and air conditioning lines with foam or caulk. Repair any damaged or unpainted wood surrounding these openings.
  • Termites can eat wood, plaster, and even metal siding causing holes and compromising structural integrity. Check for signs of termite activity on the walls and the wooden structures around your foundation.
  • Ensure that the exhaust vent doors properly open and close.

Following these steps can help protect your home from exterior water damage. If water does happen to sneak into your home, make sure to have SERVPRO of Hammond on speed dial 985-542-7388. We’ll be there to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Damage

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Floods, sewage backups, and other contaminated water can cause some of the worst damage to your commercial property. Contaminated water is often filled with deadly substances including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This can be compounded by the composition of your commercial building. Organic materials such as drywall, wood, and debris found in carpet are prime breeding ground for pathogens and other bacteria and parasites to grow. The health risk to you and your employees is greatly increased when exposure to flood waters, sewage, and other types of contaminated water.

SERVPRO of Hammond will dry the commercial building quickly and apply antimicrobial agents to all surfaces that had contact with the water to help make sure that they can eliminate any lingering contaminants. This can help ensure you and your employees that they can return to a safe working environment. If your commercial building is in need of water damage cleanup and repair, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Hammond at 985-542-7388. We are available 24/7 to help you get your business back “Like it never even happened.”

Restoring Your Tangipahoa Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Tangipahoa commercial properties are often complex, with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large-scale event, we quickly assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency arises in your business, give us a call, and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Hammond

SERVPRO of Hammond specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.